New Mint 5 "Elyssa" Xfce user here. I have a couple of questions about the automatic updates. Installed a fresh install last nite and already see that there are 161 updates available for my system. I installed all of the "Mint" and level 1/2 updates but the rest of them are level 3 updates that come from the Unbuntu repos (from the way I understand it). Questions are:
1) How necessary are these aupdates? As there are 161 of them, basically do I really need them, if I am satisfied with my system now and plan on doing a fresh install when the Xfce Mint 6 is released?
2) Do these updates reflect what is needed for my flavor of Mint? For example, there are a couple of gnome updates. Why would I need these if I am not running gnome?
3) Can someone explain the differences between the updates that come from the "Mint" side of the house vs. the updates that come from the "Unbuntu" side of the house?
4) Once I install Mint 6 Xfce, and have a fresh install, is it a good idea to just install all the updates and continue installing them once they are released?